Archive for September, 2006

Bob Woodward, Born Again Journalist

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Bob Woodward, Born Again Journalist
By Madeleine Begun Kane

State of Denial’s
Bob Woodward’s new book.
At long last he’s onto
Those devious crooks.

It neatly compiles
Much dirt on George Bush.
How nice that Bob Woodward’s
Stopped kissing Dub’s tush.

(My political poems are collected here.)
[tags]Bob Woodward, State of Denial, Journalism Humor, Media Bias, Mediocre Media, Woodward Bush Coverage[/tags]

Foley’s Folly

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

By now, you surely know that Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) has resigned in disgrace “amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit Internet messages to at least one underage male former page.”  But did you also know that Foley “was credited with writing the sexual-predator provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006?”

Such irony cries out for a limerick:

Foley’s Folly
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a Congressman Foley,
Who acted all pious and holy.
Helping kids was his cause,
But he broke his own laws,
Sending sleaze through the net. Holy Moley!  

(My political verse is collected here.)
[tags]Mark Foley, Congressman Foley, House Page Scandal, House Pages, Explicit Internet Messages, Florida Election, Ethics Committee[/tags]

Torture Bill Haiku

Friday, September 29th, 2006

The Constitution
Was cast aside by Congress.
Hideous corpus!

[tags]Constitutional Law, Habeas Corpus, Detainees, Terror Suspects, Torture, Interrogation Techniques[/tags]

Muted Media Blues

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Civil war rages.
Generals speak out.
The press must be in cages:
There’s a coverage drought.

Voting day’s coming.
Everything’s at stake.
George Bush is surely humming,
Cause reporters ain’t awake.

(Thanks to Eric Boehlert for the inspiration. Via Avedon Carol)

(My political verse is collected here.)

[tags]Bush, Press Humor, Media Humor, Reporters, Newspapers, News[/tags]

Linky Love (Updated)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

For your reading (and viewing) pleasure:
* Carnival of Satire
* Daily Show video clip, courtesy of One Good Move: War On Terror Progress Report.
* Satirist Don Davis gives us a look at the real Iraq Intelligence Report.
* Carnival of the Vanities.
* Shakespeare’s Sister doesn’t approve of the New York Post’s snide take on Keith Olbermann’s anthrax scare.
* All Hat No Cattle has gone Comma Crazy.
* The Good Blogs now has a U.S. Politics section. If you’re not familiar with The Good Blogs, it’s a cool new site whose purpose is to “create distributed communities of bloggers who actively promote each other every time readers visit their blogs…” And I’m very pleased to participate in its U.S. Politics showcase and its BlogSisters showcase.
[tags]Blog Publicity, Linky Love, Weblog Publicity, Blog Promotion[/tags]

Bush’s Burst Bubble

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Our housing bubble’s fin’lly burst,
Our pockets picked by George The Worst.
One heckofa job, “Decider” Bush,
A Prez whose brain is in his tush.

(My money humor is collected here.)

[tags]Money Humor, Business, Housing Market, Real Estate Bubble[/tags]

Devilish Haiku

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Is Bush the Devil,
Or just an evil-doer?
Either way it’s hell.

(My political verse is collected here.)

[tags]Bush, Devil, Evil-Doers[/tags]

My Notables Blog is now Mad Kane’s Political Madness (Updated)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

If you’re reading this post, you know my Mad Kane’s Notables Blog has a new name, look, and most important, a new address.

Why the change?  Because, believe it or not, my Notables is hand-coded, which is a major pain!   So despite my technophobia, I decided to attempt a WordPress installation and give it a whirl.  And much to my shock, the thing worked.

My next challenge is to get people to change their bookmarks and update their blogroll links and RSS feed links.

So would you do that for me, please?  I’d really appreciate it. 

What’s that?  You’re too busy?  Would it help if I beg?  What about if I write you this limerick:

Blog Relocation Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Coding by hand is quite hard.
It takes time from my being a bard.
So I now blog with WordPress,
New name, look, and address.
Please link, so my traffic ain’t marred.

UPDATE: My old Notables archives will remain available through a link on the top of my Sidebar in the “Pages” section.

[tags]WordPress Blogging, Blog Publicity, Blogging Limerick[/tags]

Bush Clouds Issue With “Clarity”

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Clarity in torture rules?
Bush must think we’re drooling fools.
What he really wants and needs
Are pardons for his lawless deeds.

(My political verse is collected here.)

[tags]Bush, Clarity, Humor, Geneva Conventions, Pardons, Poems, Poetry, Torture, Satire, White House [/tags]

Ode To Bush Loyalists

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

George Dub’s defenders shock me still,
Especially those up on the Hill.
Though Bush defies them every day,
Compliantly, they Bush obey.

You’d think those House and Senate guys
Would tire of George Bush’s lies.
But though he treats them with disdain,
On his parade, they just won’t rain.

(My political verse is collected here.)

[tags]Bush, Humor, Congress, GOP, Hill, House, Lies, Poems, Poetry, Republicans, Senate, White House[/tags]

Bush The Protector (Limerick)

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Only Bush can protect us some say,
Though George Dubya deceives us each day,
Using fear and big lies,
No informed person buys.
Are we safer with Dubya? No way!

(My political verse is collected here.)

[tags]Fear, Lies, Safety, Bush, Limericks, Humor, Poems, Poetry, Terrorism, White House[/tags]

ABC Ode (Haiku)

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

ABC movie
Shifts Nine-one-one blame through lies,
To steal votes from Dems.

(My political poetry is here and my news haiku page is here.)

[tags]9/11, ABC, Film, ABC Movie, Docudrama, Slander, Libel, Bill Clinton, Nine Eleven, Haiku, Poems, Poetry,  Terrorism[/tags]

The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans (Haiku)

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Republicans chide
The press, when it tells the truth.
Dems decry press lies.

(My political poetry is here and my news haiku page is here.)

[tags]Truth, Lies, Press, GOP, Haiku, Republicans, Poems, Poetry[/tags]

Amazing Disgrace (Bush Song Parody)

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Amazing Disgrace (To be sung to the tune of Amazing Grace)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Our Bill of Rights, how sweet the sound.
It’s kept our people free.
Alas, we’re lost, cause Dub’s unbound.
He flouts it joyfully.

Our founders told us to beware
The blight of tyranny.
Bush-Cheney threaten rights held dear.
It’s time to dump some tea.

Exploiting danger, risks, and fear.
Exploiting Nine-One-One.
Bush brags we’re safe within his care.
I fear that evil’s won.

Unless we fight, we won’t be free.
We must our rights secure.
It’s time to oust the GOP,
And shove them out the door.
And shove them out the door.

© August 14, 2006 Madeleine Begun Kane. All Rights Reserved.

My song parodies are here, and my other (non-political) humor blog is here.

[tags]9/11, Humor, Bush, Constitution, Democracy, Election  GOP, Nine Eleven, Republicans, Song Parodies, War, Satire, White House[/tags]

Joe Lieberman Song Parody

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

The Ballad Of Joementum Joe Lieberman (To be sung to the tune of Danny Boy)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Joementum Joe, you’ve long outstayed your welcome.
You’ve let us down, it’s time to pay the price.
You’ve been disloyal to voters and your party.
You’re way too close to Rummy, Bush, and Rice.

Don’t want you back, your war support is damning.
You’ve dealt democracy so many blows.
You could have blocked Alito, but you failed to.
Joementum Joe, Joementum Joe, it’s time to go.

You oft behave as if your word’s the gospel.
And show disdain for Dems who disagree.
You’ve helped Bush/Cheney harm our Constitution.
Your words and actions aid the GOP.

To be Dub’s pal became your grand fixation.
Your acts betrayed Dem values we hold dear.
You cast aside the virtues of our nation.
Joementum Joe, it’s time to end your Sen. career.

© August 2, 2006 Madeleine Begun Kane. All Rights Reserved.

My No Liebe For Lieberman is here and my song parodies are here.

[tags]Congress, Humor, Democrats, Election, Joe Lieberman Satire, Senate, Political Song Parodies, War, Satire[/tags]